- (of the surface of water) Having many small, rough waves.
- 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 17, in Well Tackled!:
- Commander Birch was a trifle uneasy when he found there was more than a popple on the sea; it was, in fact, distinctly choppy.
- Discontinuous, intermittent.
- The sound is choppy in this video.
- (of wind) Shifting, variable
having many small, rough waves